Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ft. Laramie

One of our afternoons staying at Grandma Mary's house we took a trip to Fort Laramie.  Caleb and I had never been there before, and I was so glad we went.  Wyoming is beautiful in October.  There were many buildings to look through, restored and with period furnishings.  It was fascinating.

Miss Greta in her new bonnet

Grandpa Phil and Tubby

Thursday, October 28, 2010


We spent a lovely several days at Caleb's Grandma's home in Wyoming on our recent vacation.  We drove out in our van--did I ever mention that we bought a big van last year?--with Caleb's family.  It's such a blessing to have family, and even more to have close, faithful, members-of-Christ family.  While we were at Grandma Mary and Grandpa Jim's house the guys spent a couple of days fencing out at the farmstead--now just grassland--where Grandma Mary grew up.  It was beautiful.  Miles of grassland stretching to the horizon, blue, blue sky and bright sun. 



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Grandma Mary; lovely woman

"Gamma Maywee" and Greta
Auntie Ana and Josiah

Setting fenceposts
(Note the handsome guy directing)

Sweet Greta Rosie

Four generations
Grandma Connie, Greta, Caleb, Josiah & Grandma Mary

Us four!
(dearest peoples)

Auntie Leah helping Rosie & Caleb

Mr. Tubbs

My Josiah-boy

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Autumn Sunset

Sunset on Jackson Lake, Wyoming

Picture taken by my Handsome Guy

from the Word to the Heidelberg

Happy Reformation Week!

For your morning laugh and good listening...
from Curtis Allen (“Voice”)
The First Ever Rap Song About the Heidelberg Catechism

Heidelberg Catechism by avoice

You've got to go read the lyrics while you listen.
An unlikely but brilliant combination.
I love it. 
Hat tip to Justin Taylor.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!

Now your burden's lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside, then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live!

And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!

~Chris Rice~

Picture: Wyoming Sunset

Monday, October 25, 2010

Wild Aster
Teton Pass, Wyoming
Thanks to Motherdy, who is the best for passing on good things, I have a new favorite blog, The Gospel According to Mom.  Her posts have blessed me so much this morning.

Among other treasures, she shared this reminder for my morning:

"O dear mothers, please understand that you have a very sacred trust reposed in you by God! He has in effect said to you, 'Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages' (Exodus 2:9). You are called to equip the future man of God, that he may be 'thoroughly furnished unto all good works' (2 Timothy 3:17). If God spares you, you may live to hear that pretty boy speak to thousands, and you will have the sweet reflection in your heart that the quiet teachings of the nursery led the adult man to love his God and serve Him.

"Those who think that a woman detained at home by her little family is doing nothing, think the reverse of what is true. Scarcely can the godly mother quit her home for a place of worship. However, dream not that she is lost to the work of the church. Far from it, she is doing the best possible service for her Lord.

"Mothers, the godly training of your offspring is your first and most pressing duty. Christian women, by teaching children the Holy Scriptures, are as much fulfilling their part for the Lord as Moses did in judging Israel, or Solomon in building the temple."
(Charles Spurgeon, Spiritual Parenting)
Thank you, Mama and Steadfasthope!